General Election voter registration deadline – October 11, 2016
General Election date – November 8, 2016
Election information phone number – 615-741-7956; Toll free 877-850-4959
State election website – http://sos.tn.gov/elections
Early voting –
In person – Any voter may vote early in person, no excuse required. Early in-person voting is available October 19 through November 3. To find your early in-person voting location and hours, contact your County Elections Commission. To contact your County Elections Commission, go to http://tnsos.org/elections/election_commissions.php?County=Shelby and click on your county.
By mail – A voter may vote early by mail if he has a valid excuse. Valid excuses include: the voter will be outside his county of registration during the in-person early voting period (see above) and on Election Day; the voter or his/her spouse is a registered student at a college outside his county of registration; the voter’s doctor attests that the voter is not able to go to the polls; the voter is over 65; or the voter is disabled or the caregiver to a disabled person.
Applications to vote by mail must be received by November 1, 2016.
Absentee/vote-by-mail ballots must be returned by the close of polls on Election Day.